Hunting

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A variety of hunter walking trails on the Forest can be found. Many are existing hiking trails used year-round and others are specifically for hunters. Many of the trails are specifically managed to enhance wildlife habitat such as ruffed grouse. Learn more about hunting on the forest here.


With hunting season underway in Wisconsin, the general forest area of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is open to visitors; however, please note that many hazards exist from the July 2019 storm event that may pose a safety risk.  

The Forest has issued a closure order for recreation areas, trails and roads that were damaged by the storm event. This closure order is in place for the safety of forest visitors.  

The order includes a map showing road closures – please adhere to all road closures and do not drive your vehicle beyond closure devices or debris. Please do not go around gates or beyond any barricades, tape, etc. with any type of motorized vehicle or walk-in areas that are closed to look at the damage.     

Please continue to check the Forest’s July 2019 Storm event webpage for updates to the closure and map.  

Q&A 

1. How do I find out what roads are closed on the national forest? Will those roads be open for hunting season?  

The Forest has issued a closure order for recreation areas, trails and roads that were damaged by the July 2019 storm event. This closure order is in place for the safety of forest visitors. Given the extent of damage to the national forest, it is anticipated that some recreation areas, trails and roads will be closed for some time. The Forest is working to prioritize this work and find ways to get it accomplished. Please check here before venturing out on the national forest.  

2. Where can I hunt and camp?  

You can hunt and camp in general areas not listed as closed in the closure order; learn about what areas are open and closed here.

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Wisconsin Hunting Regulations and Hours

 



https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/cnnf/recreation/hunting